Icchouittan: A Collection of Original Japanese Short Stories
After the epic adventure of Genkaku, the martial code of conduct Touhkondo, and the tale of The Highstrung Koto, the author has now brings you a collection of twenty original short stories for your enjoyment.Each story in this collection is set during the Edo period of pre-modern Japan, when lords and their samurai ruled most of the countryside. Many warriors who were not in service lived in isolation, writing stories which carried within them a unique lesson and clarification from a time when Japanese nobility lived in accordance to "Bunbu Itchi" or "Pen and Sword in Accord".Told in an age-old tradition, along with illustrations done exclusively for each story, this book offers a unique insight into the understanding, culture, lives, and ways of the warriors who followed the old way of Japan. Every story carries within it a moral lesson, depicted by characters or events that either exemplify a great virtue or vice.
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